CEO of ONE Esports, Carlos Alimurung in a press conference in Jakarta, Wednesday (21/8) said that Indonesia would prioritize a number of Electronic Sports (E-Sports) programs because this modern sport is very popular in Indonesia when compared to other Asian regions.ONE Esport will also hold a large-scale tournament with the genre of DoTA 2, a popular PC-based game since the early 2000s. ONE Esport is optimistic that investment in electronic sport will not disappoint, given that the Indonesian people are familiar with electronic games both PC-based, consoles, and smart phones. ONE Championship Group President, Hua Fung Teh insisted that Indonesia continues to prioritize not only E-Sport, but also other new programs. In the near future, it will hold a ONE Championship and highlight a reality show with the theme 'ONE Series' which takes the story of the struggle of local martial talents.
Indonesian bike racer, Aiman Cahyadi was the fastest on the second stage of the Tour d'Indonesia 2019 on Tuesday (8/20), even though his bicycle had a tire leakage.Aiman who appeared for the PGN Road Cycling Team completed the Madiun-Batu route with a time of 3:53:49, followed by KFC Cycling Team riders, Selamet Juangga and Muhamad Abdurahman, who each arrived at the finish with a time difference of 0.11 and 0 , 36 seconds behind Aiman. According to Aiman, with the problem of tire leakage, he lost at least two minutes which is the amount of time lost for a level 2.1 UCI bicycle race such as Tour d'Indonesia. The hard work of Aiman and the PGN team also brought Aiman into the top 10 in the general category won by Taiyuan Miogee Cycling Team rider, Jaroen Meijers. The Dutch rider won the sprint competition from Cristian Raileanu (Team Sapura Cycling) and Thomas Lebas (Kinan Cycling Team). These three riders recorded the same time as 3:51:12.
Little Wushu athlete, Rainie Elena Liem made Indonesia famous on the second day of the 10th Junior Asian Wushu championship in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam on Tuesday (8/20). According to a press release received by ANTARA from the Indonesian Embassy to Brunei Darussalam, Tuesday night, Rainie who is 11-year-old won a gold medal in the 'Chang Quan' as female category. In addition to the gold won by Rainie, PB Wushu Indonesia contingent also won one silver medal and two bronze medals. The silver medal was won by Patricia Geraldine (16 years) for the 'Qiangshu' female category. While bronze won by each by Amadani Bagaskara (12 years) in the male category 'Daoshu' and Jennifer Tjahyadi (15 years) in the 'Gunshu’ as female junior category. The 10th Asian Junior Wushu Championship was officially opened by Brunei Darussalam Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Awang Haji Hazair bin Haji Abdullah on Monday (7/8). The opening ceremony was also attended by Minister of Industry of the Republic of Indonesia, Airlangga Hartarto, as the Chairperson of PB Wushu Indonesia, and Indonesian Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam, Dr. Sujatmiko. The championship that lasts until Friday (23/8) is followed by 265 athletes from 19 countries and competes for 70 gold medals.
Indonesian young chess player under the support of the United Tractors (UT) Inspiring Youth program, IM Novendra Priasmoro presented a gift for the 74th Indonesian Independence Day by winning a title at the Malaysia Open 2019 which took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For Novendra's success, UT is very proud. Of the nine rounds played, Novendra with a rating of 2474 collected 7 winning points. In the last round, he was defeated by his counterpart, IM Yoseph Taher (2460). Besides Novendra, UT athletes also let Aditya Bagus Arfan play. The UT team is under the guidance of Manager, Kristianus Liem who also serves as the Chairman of PB Percasi's Coaching and Achievement Division. For these results, Novendra managed to collect an elo rating of 9.6 points. He received a first prize worth US$ 4,000 dollars or Rp60 million. With these achievement points, Novendra only needs an elo rating of 16 to break the elo rating of 2500 in order to validate the title 'Grand Master'. This was revealed by Kristianus Liem in Jakarta Wednesday afternoon (8/21/2019). For Novendra, this is his first title in Malaysia. Previously, Novendra had been a champion in Thailand (Bangkok Open 2018), in Mongolia (Asian Junior 2018), and in Hungary (First Saturday February 2019 edition).